Genius Songwriter by Carl Hudson (Universal)
Released: Jan 2, 2014
Version: 2.3
Size: 23 MB
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Genius Songwriter

Carl Hudson
Genius Songwriter - now with full MIDI support - export your compositions to Logic, Sibelius, Garageband, etc! Just swipe your finger to the right..

Genius Songwriter lets you write songs effortlessly.

Simply add a few melody notes, and Genius Songwriter will write a chord sequence for you.
And it's not random either - Genius Songwriter uses a system called the Rebirth Generator™ to decide which chords to choose.

Rebirth Generator™ is an algorithm devised and coded over a two-year period by renowned UK musician Carl Hudson, and finally brought to life here in this app.
Genius Songwriter contains an ever-growing library of over 300 Pop, Soul, Rock and Jazz songs, which it analyses to make intelligent (and often oblique) chord choices.

And at the tap of a button, the score is played back with lovingly sampled Rhodes and Moog Voyager sounds.

Unlike other music apps available on the iOS platform, Genius Songwriter displays the chords using conventional notation - notes on a stave, with accurate chord names too. And at the tap of a button, you can switch between different chord voicings.
And whilst the algorithm creates interesting harmonies, you're not limited to the chords that Genius Songwriter chooses for you - at the click of a button you can select any chord you like - from rudimentary chords to advanced jazz harmony.

And when you're finished, simply swipe the screen to the right and a snapshot of your song is saved to the camera roll - ready for emailing, printing and playing live!

Genius Songwriter:

A cure for songwriters' creative block..

A tool for learning about chords, voicings and harmony..

A musical toy - just plug in a set of speakers and tap the screen for instant harmonic satisfaction!

Genius Songwriter - Instant songwriting at your fingertips!

Keep an eye on the website for tutorials, helpful tips, and videos of Genius Songwriter being used by professional musicians..

What's new in version 2.3
'Jazziness Slider' - choose how complicated you'd like your chords to be.. From Bob Dylan to John Coltrane..

Scrolling for iPhone - now you can have as many notes as the iPad version!

Colour-coordinated key signatures - get some visual feedback on your chosen key..

Speed up the playback tempo with the slider in the menu..
Our verdict: Good
  • + Genius Songwriter is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + It is currently 60% off its regular price.
  • + The app is also at the lowest price we've seen.
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